For Christmas this year, my husband gave me a cookbook with the intention that he would make me meals out of it. While it hasn’t happened as often as he may have hoped, he’s managed to craft a few tasty dishes. One of the items he successfully made was fish tacos. They were delicious, but to me, the real star of the dish was the mango and avocado salsa that went on them. It was easy to put together and absolutely delicious. I wanted to eat it all the time and thought a turkey burger would be the perfect vehicle for it. Sometimes, I’m really on to something.
Don’t believe me? Try them for yourself.
Turkey Burgers with a Mango & Avocado Salsa
1/2 lb. ground turkey breast
2 tbsp. feta
1 tsp. Adobo seasoning
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c. diced mango
1/2 c. diced avocado
1 tbsp. minced cilantro
Juice from half a lime
1 tbsp. mayo
1 tbsp. salsa
Spray a grill pan with non-stick spray and heat it to medium-high. In a bowl, combine the ground turkey, feta, Worcestershire, and adobo seasoning. Mix with your hands until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Then, score the meat into two sections with your hands. Shape each half into a patty.
When the pan is hot, place the burgers on the grill. Turn the burger when you see white meat (cooked) starting to come up the sides of the patty (When meat is cooked, it will pull away from the grill, making it easier to flip.) Now, cook the other side.
As the burgers cook, combine the avocado, mango, cilantro and lime juice. Then, season with salt and pepper. (This will make way too much salsa for two burgers, but it’s nice to snack on while you cook.)
When both sides are browned and the sides of the patties are almost all white. Turn the heat to medium-low and tent a piece of aluminum foil over the burgers. This will keep the heat in and help your burgers cook evenly. Check the burgers periodically, flipping them as needed, to ensure they’re cooked evenly and all the way through.
Meanwhile, place the mayo in a small bowl. Add the salsa and stir together. Spread the finished mayo on both sides of the buns.
Add your turkey burger to the bun and top with salsa.